The patriarch flees the country on Independence Day. What’s he running from? Typecasting? The extras? He breaks down on the flats and fades into a hedge in the suburbs, where we start over. The end is the beginning.
The video combines footage I shot in my parents' living room in Richmond B.C., and 8mm home movies my grandfather shot in the Belgian Congo in the 1950's.
Note: though the video starts silent, the sound kicks in later.
Are we finished?